Susan Mallery’s ‘The Friendship List’ [EXCERPT]

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Checking off a fun to-do list with your BFF should be fun, shouldn’t it? (Photo courtesy Canva)

We’ve all heard of a bucket list. You may even have started one of your own. But have you ever created a to-do list for you and a buddy? It’s what the two best gal pals do in Susan Mallery’s hilariously heartfelt new novel, The Friendship List. So for all of you dynamic duos out there, the BFFs who would move heaven and earth for one another, this one’s for you. We hope you have fun reading this exclusive excerpt from the book. Enjoy! —J&H

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Susan Mallery’s ‘Sisters By Choice’ [EXCERPT]

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Three cousins as close as sisters build their dreams on Blackberry Island. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We’ve always loved island life. There’s just something about the simplicity of it that beckons to us and appeals to our nature. Perhaps it’s the scent of the sea, the waves on our toes, or the closeness of a small community where everyone knows everybody else. Few people capture this as well as Susan Mallery does in her Blackberry Island books, and it is always a joy when we get to visit her picturesque community one more time. In her latest volume in the series, she introduces us to three girls who really love one another and help each other over some seemingly insurmountable hurdles. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek into Sisters By Choice.J&H Read more of this post

Paul Walker’s ‘State of Treason’ [EXCERPT]

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Spy games play out in the midst of Elizabethan England in Paul Walker’s new historical thriller, State of Treason. (“A Wedding Feast, c. 1569” by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder/Public Domain)

More than four centuries have passed since Queen Elizabeth I died, and yet we still seem as captivated as ever by the rich history of Elizabethan England during the 16th century. And why not? After all, it was a time when treachery and betrayal were rampant in both the government and the church, the bubonic plague claimed countless lives across multiple outbreaks, and both William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe competed to write the best plays London had ever seen. Now author Paul Walker uses this vibrant setting to create a new series of spy thrillers centered around a doctor who embraces both lore and science. We hope you enjoy this exclusive excerpt from State of Treason.J&H Read more of this post

Sara Ackerman’s ‘The Lieutenant’s Nurse’ [EXCERPT]

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Newly enlisted Army Corps Nurse Eva Cassidy has her reasons for going to Hawaii. (Image courtesy Keijo Knutas/US Cadet Nurse Corps, Flickr)

We love a great wartime story. There always seems to be a fascinating untold chapter that emerges out of the chaos and ignites our imaginations. Perhaps it is the enormity of the situation and all the emotional mountains that arise out of it that keeps us turning pages. Between the constant threat of danger, the impulsive romances, the amazing courage and the debilitating fear that fuels such tales, they are bound to draw us in, right? And Sara Ackerman does just that in her latest novel, The Lieutenant’s Nurse. We hope you enjoy this exclusive excerpt! —J&H Read more of this post

An Artist Faces His Greatest Fears in Sydney Jamesson’s ‘The Darkest Corners’ [EXCERPT]

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Sydney Jamesson’s new novel, The Darkest Corners, isn’t another romance. Rather, it’s a tale of psychological suspense with a complex love story woven through it. Packed with lots of angst, loads of emotional turmoil, and fraught with edge-of-your-seat suspense, it’s the story of a single dad and a troubled young woman who must confront their deepest, darkest fears together. Take a sneak peek inside the novel with the excerpt below. Enjoy! —JRW

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